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Pythagorean Proofs

Published on 11/11/2008

Activity Overview

In this activity, students will explore proofs of the Pythagorean Theorem. Students will explore the proof of the Pythagorean Theorem using area of squares, area of triangles and trapezoids, and by dissection. Students will then be asked to apply what they have learned about the Pythagorean Theorem.

Before the Activity

Download the attached PDF or Word document and look over the information on the first page. Distribute the Student Worksheet and attached calculator files for use during the activity.

During the Activity

Discuss the material from the activity pages with students as needed.

After the Activity

Encourage students to summarize what they have learned from completing the activity.